The Tower Guest House nestles in the shade of apple trees in the center of Crawford Garlic Farm, with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, flower beds and garlic rows to the south. The farm is a half mile off the main highway in the prettiest country lane in the Embudo Valley, with little traffic, and is bathed with the sounds of the Rio Embudo, 100 yards to the south. To the north, the farm borders on a vast expanse of public land, whose hills and arroyos can be explored on foot and by mountain bike.
Guests will have the use of a downstairs bedroom in the round stone portion of the structure, bathroom with shower, washer-drier; and upstairs, via a spacious spiral staircase, a kitchen-living room and deck with stunning views. The upstairs sofa converts to a futon that can sleep two. The kitchen includes a small fridge, microwave, toaster oven, a two burner stovetop, and a grill on the deck. Local phone service and satelliteTV are included. There is WiFi and a DVD player and a CD player with an iPod dock.
During the growing season, guests will be free to forage for vegetables and flowers from the field.
Readily accessible activities include walking, hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking in the Embudo Valley and in the newly created Rio Grande Gorge National Monument nearby. From late November until March, there is skiing in Sipapu (15 miles distant) and Taos (35 miles). The Dixon Coop Market (1.5 miles) offers and excellent selection of organic and conventional groceries. Next door to it is the Embudo Valley Library. Cell phone reception is generally good. Guests needing to place long distance land line calls can do so from the main house without charge.
Crawford Garlic Farm was featured in a New York Times article by Ann Raver, July 14, 2011.
Tower Guest House at Crawford Garlic Farm Dixon, New Mexico
Additional Location Information
Fifty miles north of Santa Fe, 25 miles south of Taos, the village of Dixon in the Embudo Valley is known for its artistic community and community spirit in general. Besides its excellent food coop and library, there are two wineries and a brew pub in the area, plus a cafe-restaurant serving traditional northern New Mexico dishes, a hamburger stand, and two galleries. Dixon is an excellent jumping off place to explore the Rio Grande Gorge National Monument, the traditional Hispanic villages on the High Road to Taos-Santa Fe--Las Trampas, Truchas, Chimayo--, Puye Cliffs and Bandelier National Monument, El Valles Caldera, the Los Alamos Science Museum, Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu, and the Chama-Antonito narrow gauge railway.
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Nearest airport: Albuquerque, 103.77 miles Nearest train station: Lamy (or Albuquerque), 62.14 miles Car is recommended
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